...The Times of India reported that multinational biotechnology giant Monsanto attempted to covertly plant its genetically-modified (GM) corn with no government approval. Nitish Kumar, chief minister of Bihar, alerted India's environment minister who just a few days earlier had denied Monsanto permission to plant the crops at all.
As USDA appears to be ramping up a pre‐release publicity campaign on the new poultry inspection system, the agency is struggling with the commotion at the front door, where the food inspector’s union is firmly opposed to changes that could make the slaughter inspection business even more dangerous for employees. The agency continues to try to highlight the cost savings to companies and to the government, without acknowledging the harm that could be done to workers and consumers. But there is another equally troubling element in the proposal: that there is no requirement for plants to test for the pathogenic organisms that are nearly omnipresent in raw poultry.
The surprise discovery of rhinos with bright pink lips and swollen eyes in northern KwaZulu-Natal has raised alarm bells over the potentially devastating spread of an alien invader plant which can kill cattle and decimate the fields of peasant farmers.
by Claire Robinson and Jonathan Latham, PhD Richard Smith, former editor of the British Medical Journal, has jested that instead of scientific peer review, its rival The Lancet had a system of throwing a pile of papers down the stairs and...
Cathryn Wellner's insight:
Former Monsanto employee now editor of the scientific journal that published Seralini's research - this is appalling.
What can't you crowdfund? Rebecca Bloomfield wanted to start an organic farm on a little spot of land she'd gotten her hands on, but to do it, she needed a little cash. So she got busy and made a video.
The UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the Slow Food movement will be supporting small farmers as well as advocating for the central role of indigenous cooking that uses native ingredients as as part of efforts to combat global food...
As many as 35 percent of Mexican young adults may have a genetic predisposition for obesity, said a University of Illinois scientist who conducted a study at the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosw.
Environmentalists See Seeds as Key to Agricultural Reform - As the global agricultural sector is faced with ever-greater challenges, the question of how to reform and improve the sector is a controversial and difficult one.
Cathryn Wellner's insight:
And that does not mean delivering the majority of the seed supply into just a few hands
Despite their reputation as the ocean’s most deadly creature, sharks may have to cede that title to a creature that doesn’t even live there--humans. Consider the following facts: sharks kill just a handful of humans every year.